Plant your own happiness!

Houseplants are good for your health – not just for their visual beauty.

Houseplants are good for your health – not just for their visual beauty. Extensive research by NASA has revealed that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in 2 hours. Studies have also proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15 %), reduce stress levels, and boost your mood.

This time of year is a great time to start introducing a few plants into your space. You may start to notice good changes!

What’s with ceiling fans? Do they really save energy?

Air conditioning uses more household energy than anything else by far at 36 cents per hour on average, which is about 25% of your home energy usage.

Running a ceiling fan costs about a penny per hour. Ceiling fans don’t cool rooms but they cool your skin through the wind-chill effect.

The Department of Energy says that if you use a ceiling fan at the same time as your air conditioning, you can raise the temperature setting by four degrees without a change in comfort.

Just don’t leave the ceiling fan running when you leave the house!